Social music machine: crowdsourcing for composition & creativity

Chamberlain, Alan, De Roure, David and Willcox, Pip (2017) Social music machine: crowdsourcing for composition & creativity. In: DMRN+12: Digital Music Research Network, Tuesday 19th December 2017, London, UK.

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This poster describes a compositional technique that used crowd-sourced midi clips in order to develop a piece of music, which was later performed. This work in progress highlighted some of the issues facing the designers of systems that enable the ‘crowd’ to compose.


Can the crowd get creative? And what sort of tools might be used to support this? These are the sorts of questions that we thought about when we initially started to think about these problems. Using software originally developed as part of an Experimental Digital Humanities [1] project, we started to wonder about how such software - “Numbers into Notes” [2] might work in the real world if multiple people used it in creative way, and what lessons might we learn from carrying out such an intervention.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: Published in: DMRN+12: Digital Music Research Network One-Day Workshop 2017, Tuesday 19th December 2017. Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London.
Keywords: Crowdsourcing, HCI, Creativity, Music, Composition, Performance, Interaction, Social machine
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
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Depositing User: Chamberlain, Dr Alan
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2017 11:23
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 19:23

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